The theatrical star system is dead: Sekhar Kapoor

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 18:00

The era of the star system is dead, says renowned director Sekhar Kapoor. Ram Gopal Varma backs his statement. The ‘Bandit Queen’ director tweeted that movie theaters will not for another year and stars have to opt OTT releases. 

“Theatres are not going to open for at least a year. So all hype around first weeks business of 100+ crores is dead. So the theatrical Star System is dead. Stars will have to go to existing OTT platform or stream films themselves through their own apps. Technology is quite simple,” Sekhar Kapoor tweeted.

Ram Gopal Varma who has launched his streaming app in association with a Shreyas group said that this is the doomsday prediction for theater-era. “That sounds pretty much like a doomsday prediction for an era,” he said.